Pat Buechler

I am happy and excited to begin another year teaching in a faith filled environment and to be surrounded by all the little people!

This is my 26th year teaching.  A little background on me:

I graduated from NSU with a B.S. in Elementary Education and Minor in Early Childhood.  I was preschool teacher/assistant director at Aberdeen Child Care Center from 1991-1995.  In 1995, I became Director at Bethesda Sharing Center.  I held that position for 10 years, teaching preschool there also.  I began at Roncalli in 2005 as Director/Preschool teacher of the Sonshine Patch and OST Program. In 2011, I stepped down as Director and moved to a part time preschool teaching position here at Roncalli.  I am now back to full time teaching and will be teaching the full day preschool session for the 4-5 yr old program.

I am also an active Herbalife Member, helping others learn about good nutrition and meeting their health and wellness goals. 

I have been married to Jerry for 25 years.  We have 3 boys: Anthony, who is 22 and beginning his final year at SDSU, majoring in Agronomy.  Andrew, is 17 and is a senior at Roncalli.  Jaden, our nephew who lives with us, is also 17 and is a junior at Roncalli.  All 3 have been and are active in sports, so in my spare time I am running after them!  We all enjoy fishing and hunting, which keep us busy too!

I pray we all have a super year, filled with learning and fun!  Please feel free to contact me any time with questions or concerns.


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Here is the link to complete the Safe Environment online training,  This is a requirement by the Sioux Falls Diocese for all who work or volunteer within the school.

Thank you in advance for completing it!